Believe it or not, lashes are like clothes - just because Emma Stone looks drop-dead gorgeous in a bandeau dress does not mean that you will, unless you have the same height, shape, and proportions as she does. As with clothes, lashes that are devastatingly beautiful on some may be an eye fashion faux pas on others.
Typically, you will find that there are six basic eye shapes. Your eye shape is the shape created by your eyelids and the opening of your eyes. Additionally, you also have to consider eye placement and depth, which add four eye types to the mix. To select the lash that is going to land you in that devastatingly beautiful category and not on an episode of the fashion police. Take a moment, a mirror, and an imaginary straight line to figure out your eye shape and your perfect lash.
Place the straight object across the center of your eyes (pupil). Are the outer corners of your eyes above, below, or even with the line?
If they are above the line, you have Upturned eyes – click here to proceed to the next section.
However, if your corners are below the line, you have Downturned eyes – click here to proceed to the next section.
If your outer eye corners are right on the line, answer the following question to continue.
By now you should know your eye. Complete the quiz below to find out the shape and dimension and placement of your eyes.
Does your brow bone extend past your eyes on top as well as near the outer corners?
If so, you have Deep-set eyes. Proceed to the Eye Shape Guide and select your eye shape to find the perfect lashes for you.
If not, proceed to the next question.
Do your I eyelids appear to project outward in the eye socket area?
If not, please proceed to the next question.
If so, you have Protruding Eyes. Proceed to the Eye Shape Guide and select your eye shape to see what fabulous lashes are best to dress your eyes.
Look at the space between your eye. Is that space wider, narrower, or about the width of one of your eyeballs?
If your eyes are not protruding, or deep-set, and are the same width, you're set. Find your eye shape from the quiz above in the Eye Shape Guide below to see what Je Suis Diva has in store for the windows to your soul.
If your eyes are narrower, you have Close-set eyes - Go to the Eye Shape Guide and select your eye shape from above and then Close-set eyes. Je Suis Diva has just the lashes you need!
By now you should know your eye shape, dimension, and placement. The information in the guide below will assist you in choosing the perfect lashes to achieve your desired look.
Round eyes, or doe eyes as they are sometimes affectionately called, are identified by showing most or all of the iris with white sometimes showing below the iris.
Hooded eyes have a low fold over the eyelid, so when open, the eyelid isn’t visible and retracts into the crease creating a hooded effect. This can give the eye the appearance of being smaller.
Monolid eyes have little to no crease at all. The trick with lashes for your eyes is to open the eye and give it some height.
You hit the eye shape lottery with your sexy almond eyes, with the pointed corners and slightly wider in the center. The iris is partially hidden by both upper and lower lids. Almond eyes are extremely versatile in what enhances the seducing look of this eye.
Upturned eyes are versatile since they are basically almond eyes with an upward tilt at the outermost corner. This cat-eye is gorgeous in its modelesque appearance.
Downturned eyes have a downward tilt at the outer corners making your upper lid appear larger. This is a vintage look as most of the noted beauties of 1920s had downturned eyes.
The elegant and alluring deep-set are usually large, and the brow bone appears more prominent than the eye. The ends of the natural lash sometimes grazes the top of the eyelids at the brow bone depending on the depth and length of your natural lash.
Close-set eyes are less than an eye width apart and are usually smaller or appear to be smaller. These eyes require a more tapered lash, shorter in the inner corner to center and longer in the outer corners.
If you possess a pair of wide-set eyes they are more than an eye width apart. Most wide set eyes are larger which is always a plus, as larger eyes tend to be more captivating.
Protruding or prominent eyes, “doll-eyes” if you will, are generally larger in size. A shallow position in the eye socket makes the eyelids have a protruding appearance. The crease on protruding eyes is usually more like a slight fold. Protruding eyes are naturally romantic.